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Mobile Police Patlabor: The Movie

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English: Patlabor: The Movie
Synonyms: Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor Gekijouban, Patlabor 1: The Movie, Patlabor: The Mobile Police
Japanese: 機動警察パトレイバー 劇場版


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 15, 1989
Source: Original
Duration: 1 hr. 39 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.581 (scored by 9,122 users)
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Ranked: #13952
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Popularity: #2656
Members: 18,413
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The year is 1999 and Tokyo's Mobile Police have a new weapon in the war on crime—advanced robots called Labors are used to combat criminals who would use the new technology for illegal means. The suicide of a mysterious man on the massive Babylon Project construction site sets off a cascade of events that may signal the destruction of Tokyo.

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Dec 9, 2009
Archaeon (All reviews)
When people think of mechas in anime, they automatically think of shows like Gundam, Macross, Code Geass, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and even Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. They think of flashy combat (sometimes with lots of missiles), lots of action, explosions, more fights, lots of gutsy shouting, etc, etc. Of all the shows on offer though, very few actually portray mechs as something..... utilitarian.

Released in 1989, Patlabor: The Movie (the name is taken from the Patrol Labors used in the show), followed the story set by the original 7 episode OVA from 1988/9, and featured a completely original story written by Headgear (a group of read more
Feb 13, 2007
OtakuFreak (All reviews)
Today I bring you another Giant Mech seires, but it's not Gundam. Today I'm gonna introduce you to another popular Mech seires called Patlabor. I really don't know much about this series but's really solid stuff. Think of it as a cross over of Gundam and Ghost In The Shell. What really got me into this movie was the mystery, not the battle scenes.

Okay, the story takes place in the present day 1999 (well this anime was made in the 80's), and in the middle of Tokyo Bay a new building is being built. The Mobile Police force has been assembled to prevent anyone read more
Apr 9, 2011
Otaking09 (All reviews)
Ah, how do I love to take a good look behind me and see how far I've come...
There was a time when I believed that the only mecha anime that would provide intelligent morality with some "Oooooh, that was cool!" fighting, was Gundam. I'm sure a majority of people might agree with that.

But after seeing just one movie, I can say with a straight face(hopefully, writing it "straight out" will suffice XD), that there's another mecha which has even more realism and practical intelligence.
Remember the name Patlabor, ladies and gentlemen.

First and foremost, this movie does several things which are completely optional and unrequired of a read more
Nov 28, 2015
sizest300 (All reviews)
Studio Deen and Mamaru Oshii return after the original OVA series with a Patlabor movie sequel.

Set in 1999 (ha), Tokyo is under heavy reconstruction to re-invent the city by tearing down old suburbs and building man-made islands in its place. It is called it the Babylon Project. With such a grand scale operation, an insane amount of Labors (robots made for construction work) are needed, and a Labor maintenance rig is built in Tokyo Bay call the “Arc.” Needless to say, a hidden plot is slowly unveiled as Labors start going wild without explanation threatening the project, the city, and the people.

Well, this is a read more


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